I will start with a confession today. I am, by nature, a flexible person. I can devote many words to dress it up and talk about the benefits of being flexible and random, but if I am transparent I would have to admit that I do what I can to avoid structure. Some times I will go through great lengths to avoid any resemblance of structure in my life and other times I embrace it, knowing that it increases my productivity and gives me peace of mind.
Although we approach homeschooling welcoming of structure, there is still a part of me that craves flexibility and the ability to be random. SchoolhouseTeachers.com satisfies that desire! To start, the site is constantly improving. Beyond that, it is easy to navigate, affordable and offers a tremendous smorgasbord of courses to fill in virtually all need and any gaps.
We have utilized SchoolhouseTeachers.com for more than two years and frequently revisit it to find additional courses. Currently, Bookworm Beauty (7th grade) chose to take advantage of a break in our current history course and filled her time with Fashions in History, an 11 week course focusing on women and children’s fashions from the 18th century through 1910. I have to admit, I was hesitant at first, thinking that fashion studies could not possibly be history worthy, but I was open to it. I spent some time looking it over and realized that this curriculum was perfect for her. She was eager and excited to complete it (which should be reason enough) but it also covered many of the events in the time period and how those events affected the fashion changes, among other things. We went ahead and she is loving it.
If you are looking for a supplement, an occasional fill-in-the-time course or a course to meet a current need, take a new look at SchoolhouseTeachers.com, it will not disappoint!